Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
THOUGHTS: Finally typing up all those pumpkin beer reviews from the fall. This one was not all that great. Not awful, but not great. It did have a decent balance between beer and pumpkin pie. The base beer wasn’t that great, though. All a little boring for the style. I would have liked some wheat since was under the UFO brand.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a murky, medium, brownish orange with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma contained light, light-colored bread; ginger and other pumpkin pie spices; fruity pumpkin and something a little musty. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and slightly sour; while the finish was moderately sweet and lightly bitter and sour with a fairly short duration. There was sweet and fruity pumpkin, ginger and other pumpkin pie spices, vegetal and lightly sour pumpkin, slight caramel malt and lots of yeast, The light to medium body was sort of oily and then a little dry with tingly carbonation and a dry and slightly metallic finish.
MtnMan3155 (13) - - OCT 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I rather enjoyed this one. I'd say it's one of the better pumpkin varieties out there.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Yinzerita (17) - - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very light on the pumpkin flavor. Brown sugar taste to it. Middle of the road seasonal beer.
ryanscourt (795) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orange color. Aroma minimal and palat is pretty boring. Reminds me of a pumpkin blue moon.
jb (2299) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sticky Lips on recommendation of bartender. Yes, this is pretty decent. Very rich in spices, but the best part is the thick rich palate, a bit oily. Plenty of body.
jflopsu (648) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy rust orange with thick white head. Has a sweet malt and cinnamon aroma. A sweet taste of cinnamon, nutmeg, light pumpkin and finishes with malts. A watered down taste.
radio_nowhere (914) - Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Kirby’s Pub in Ocean City, MD served in a pint glass, clear orangy-amber color with off-white head. Aroma of heavy pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, little clove) and some pumpkin in the roast malt sweetness. Taste brings out more pumpkin earthiness and light caramel. Light body, moderate carbonation, lively with minimal roast sweet finish. On the lighter side of pumpkin beers.
CelticBrew (855) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from 12 oz bottle a murky orange-amber with a medium fluffy tan head. Aroma of pure, fresh, organic pumpkin guts and just-baked pie crust. Flavour is tremendously pungent, earthy nose. Medium bodied, with a somewhat crisp, somewhat loose palate. Finishes wth a twinge of corriander, nutmeg, and all-spice before melting into a pumpkiny sweetness. Smooth texture has good body and a decent amount of fizz. Save it for fall - or enjoy it now.
DrSilverworm (6957) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, from my local Kroger. Enjoy by 1/15/15. Half hazy orange color, with an air fizzing but thicker khaki head. Fades to a good thin amount, and eventually a minimal ring. Leaves some bits of lace. Light to medium body. Smooth light carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Solid aroma of pumpkin, lighter on the spice. Pretty good aroma to it. Moderate sweet taste, kind of spicy. Hint of tart towards the end. Solid lighter pumpkin beer.
JHeath99 (1117) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a transparent amber work a ring of beige head. Aroma of pumpkin and vague spice. Taste of pumpkin and malts.
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Enjoy by December 15, 2014.
Glass: Carton teku.
Appearance: Hazy amber/orange body with a creamy white head that has good retention.
Aroma: The aroma is of pumpkin and cinnamon primarily, semi-sweet and not bad. One of the better smelling pumpkin beers there, nicely balanced.
Taste: Mildly sweet with banana showing through with a touch of wheat, mild nutmeg, clove and cinnamon on the finish. Enjoyable as it’s mild and balanced nicely.
Palate: Creamy bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: One of the more enjoyable pumpkin beers because it’s got substance other than spices. Clove is a bit much on the finish, but I find myself recommending this due to price and quality. Worth trying.